Librarian - Reference/Instruction - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Assistant Library Director - Public Services, provides professional reference service to students and faculty from a variety of educational backgrounds, conducts information literacy instruction sessions to diverse populations, oversees collection development for assigned areas, and manages assigned library services to support a dynamic, open-enrollment university.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
-Provides reference assistance to a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff utilizing a variety of information resources and formats while exercising a professional customer service attitude.
-Participates in planning, teaching and assessing instruction and outreach initiatives to cultivate critical thinking and evaluative skills for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
-Develops library collections to support student/faculty information needs in assigned subject areas.
-Assists in the operations planning of a dynamic library that supports an open-access university.
-Performs a variety of professional tasks including but not limited to library representation on various library, university and regional committees or task forces.  

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited ALA library college or university with a Master's of Library Science degree is required. Additional graduate study and/or professional experience in library science, library instruction or library operations helpful.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Knowledge of information literacy standards and instruction best practices.
-Knowledge of methods in the evaluation and selection of print and non-print sources.
-Knowledge of the use and content of reference sources as well as ability to match a wide variety of user needs with appropriate resources.
-Knowledge of current library and educational trends.
-Ability to deliver information literacy instruction both in-person and online.
-Capacity to be self-directed, ability to meet deadlines, and commitment to responsive and innovative service.
-Ability to learn and take responsibility for assigned areas within the library.
-Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
-Ability to work flexibly and creatively with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
-Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
-Proficiency in the use of computers, peripherals, and software applications, such as the Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to assist patrons with their use.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at  

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  • Reference/Instruction
  • Library
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Libraries
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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